1,000 Free Avios and Decent Wine for £3.50 per Bottle

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British Airways Executive Club is offering a nice deal in association with Laithwaites Wine. The upshot is that you will receive 15 bottles of wine and 1,000 Avios for £52.68.

You need to order by 30th June, although similar offers crop up pretty regularly.

The deal

You buy a discounted case of wine (there are a 7 mixed cases to choose from) and get 3 bottles of free Rioja included too (so 15 bottles in total), as well as the 1,000 Avios.

I checked out the wines in the ‘Season’s Favourites’ case and they look pretty decent, retailing at about £8-10 per bottle normally. The free Rioja is usually priced similarly too.

Even if the wine isn’t great, 15 bottles for £52.68 works out at just £3.51 per bottle, so I doubt you’ll be too unhappy with it! If you value the 1,000 Avios as being worth about £10, then the offer is obviously even better, at just ~ £2.85 per bottle.

What’s the catch?

Laithwaites automatically signs you up to receive another (full price) case every 8-12 weeks, so you have to get in touch to let them know that you don’t want that. It shouldn’t be a big hassle to cancel, but I haven’t actually tested it out myself yet and I know some companies can be a bit of a nightmare.

Bottom line

Discounted wine and 1,000 Avios– what’s not to like? – On the assumption that cancelling isn’t a pain!

Has you tried Laithwaites before? What was the wine like and was cancelling an issue?


Introductory Offer. Purchasers must be 18 years or over. Only one Laithwaite’s Wine Plan case per household (plus 3 free bottles of Rioja). Delivery is free with this offer but is usually £7.99. New customers will receive 1,000 Avios on the initial purchase of a 12 bottle case of wine. Existing customers will receive 250 Avios on the purchase of a 12 bottle case of wine. Items are offered at the price and quantity stated online: if you wish to order different quantities, please call us for prices and availability. Offer only available while stocks last. In the unlikely event of a wine becoming unavailable, a substitute of similar style and of equal or greater value will be supplied. If you are unhappy with any substitutions you receive we will arrange collection at our cost. Orders will be delivered within 3 working days (delivery to NI and the Scottish Highlands may take a few days longer). Offer expires 30th June 2017. You can track your order online at laithwaites.co.uk or call 03330 142 757. If you have any queries about delivery please call 03330 142 757. UK addresses only, excluding Channel Islands. Direct Wines will use information about you to make offers based on your wine preferences. This information may be shared with other companies within the Direct Wines group. We occasionally make names and addresses (but not email addresses) available to companies whose products or services may interest you. If you do not wish to receive such offers, please call us on 03330 142 757 or write to us at British Airways Executive Club in association with Laithwaite’s Wine, One Waterside Drive, Arlington Business Park, Theale, RG7 4SW. Calls to this number cost the same as calling an 01 or 02 number, where calls to 01 or 02 number are part of any “inclusive” minutes (on mobile or landline), calls to this number will also be included. The price of calls may vary with other operators. Please check with your operator for exact charges. Calls may be recorded. Please see our standard Terms and Conditions of Sale and Use available at laithwaites.co.uk for additional terms and conditions applicable to your purchase.

I understand that, every 8 or 12 weeks, and at Christmas if eligible, I will be notified of the next Laithwaite’s Wine Plan selection, which I will automatically receive unless I request otherwise. I will be charged the appropriate sum for each delivery. A £7.99 delivery charge will be added). There is no obligation, you can delay or stop your deliveries of Laithwaite’s Wine Plan cases at any time – simply let us know.

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